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'I will be going into space. It’s just a matter of when'
No risk, no reward, says fearless Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir
A love of biology and extreme environments brought Meir to a rare chance to reach the final frontier and, in the near future, serve on the International Space Station
Ambassador David Friedman: Republicans support Israel more than Democrats
US envoy discusses Israel as a partisan cause, Trump's peace plan, settlement legality, Palestinian refugees, and a pastor who invoked Jesus at the Jerusalem embassy opening
Mouth where your money is
Could Charles Koch become the George Soros of the right?
If only Adelson and Soros sat down together
Haviv Rettig Gur
Why Palestinians care what Donald Trump thinks about Jerusalem
The US Embassy has moved. With the exception of the effect the move purportedly had on the ailing health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and acknowledging Palestinian claims that the violence on the Gaza border was mostly due to the American recognition of Jerusalem, or at least its western half, as Israel’s capital,...
Gaza: Jihad’s latest graveyard
Checking Supreme Court’s powers, Bennett looks to ‘rebalance’ Israeli democracy
The Jewish Home leader says a much-criticized bill allowing the Knesset to override the court represents his party’s biggest achievement: pushing Netanyahu to the right
Rein in illegal Israeli horse farms in West Bank? State signals nay
High Court walks back position allowing seizing Palestinian land for settler use
50 years after enigmatic sinking, Israel releases footage of search for lost sub
Judah Ari Gross
Anne Frank's fink
Was Anne Frank betrayed by a Jewish collaborator?
With her 'satanic hunting instinct,' the notorious Anna 'Ans' van Dijk is fingered to have tipped off Nazis about the Jews hidden in the 'Secret Annex,' leading to their murders
A Living Testament
You’ve probably never heard of the world’s oldest Holocaust museum
Defending Auschwitz selfies, a new book unpacks Holocaust tourism
'He was a wonderful photographer of women. They trusted him'
Photographer’s lost trove of Marilyn Monroe photos sees daylight for first time
New portraits on display in London show a luminescent side of the iconic actress (and convert to Judaism), taken by life-long friend, business partner and confidant, Milton Greene
Jerusalem visits ye olde British mandate era for a spot of nostalgia
The British influence in Israel? It's been around for 100 years and counting, even though the Beatles never actually made it to these parts. Football (soccer) pitches, pubs (and bars), live music, movie theaters, even tea houses, all can be traced back to the British Mandate that began...
Family of refusenik puts on display the world’s only photos of Soviet gulag life
In Venice, Israel exhibits 1,600 years of architects’ fixes for religious rifts
In memoir ‘Love, Africa,’ a NYT reporter shakes off the frat boy to become a man
This Israeli is on the scout for Intel’s next big investment
Now living in Silicon Valley, Amir Faintuch, formerly in charge of the US chipmaker's R&D, joins Intel's investment arm to pinpoint future strategic transactions
This app by an Israeli startup is a hit on Broadway
How quantum physics can make Israel more secure
Linking ancient snails to an Israeli flag in space, a common thread
The elusive dye used to create the biblical blue, 'techelet,' in the Ancient Near East is spotlighted in a new Bible Lands Museum exhibit, 'Out of the Blue'
How Jesus died: Extremely rare evidence of Roman crucifixion uncovered in Italy
To the girl whose life I saved last year
I don’t know your name, and you have probably never heard of me; and yet, I saved your life last year. I didn’t rescue you from a burning building or pull you from the path of a speeding train. There was no drama involved whatsoever. All I did was write a blog, in this space. A blog that your mother reads. And so, when you were struggling with bulimia last year, your mother reached out to me and asked for my advice. I had never met her before; in fact,...
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